Washington, DC (July 23, 2012) —
"The Role of the Christian Faith in Community in Global Health and HIV/AIDS"
|As AIDS experts from around the world gather in Washington, D.C. for the XIX International AIDS Conference, four organizations are co-hosting “The Summit on the Role of the Christian Faith in Community in Global Heath and HIV/AIDS” at Georgetown University. The event, presented by Saddleback Church, World Vision, Catholic Relief Services and Food for the Hungry, will include discussion with individuals who have hands-on experience and are high-level leaders in the U.S. government about the important role of the faith community in global health and in combating HIV/AIDS.|
Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will address Summit attendees via video, in addition to Gov. Mike Leavitt, who will bring a video greeting from presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney.
|Wednesday, July 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT|
|Leo O’Donovan Dining Hall|
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
Parking is available at a cost of $3/hour.
Attendance available via webcast.
|The event will feature two primary panels. The first is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. EDT and will address the role of the faith community in creating an AIDS-free generation. Panel two will follow at 1:50 p.m. to address the role of the faith community in leveraging HIV work for the health of the whole person. |
MEDIA COVERAGE INFORMATION:
|Media are invited to cover the Summit on-site. To request credentials or schedule an interview with a representative from one of the host organizations, please contact Holly Frew or 202.596.8509.|
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About World Vision:World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world's poor — regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews